MOTORISTS are facing delays due to a huge queue of traffic waiting to get to a McDonald's restaurant.

The outlet at Ower, near junction two of the M27, was forced to close by the coronavirus pandemic but opened yesterday. (Tuesday)

A tailback has built up on the A36 northbound between the restaurant and the M27, and drivers are being advised to avoid the area.

TRAFFIC TAILBACKS: Reader Claire Murdoch took this video of the scene

Cllr Nick Adams-King, deputy leader of Test Valley Borough Council, wrote on social media: "Desperate for your long-awaited fix of McDonald's now that they are open again today?

"I'd advised against heading to the Ower branch.

"Roadworks on the A36 along with queues for the drive-through are contributing to jams on all roads leading to the area."